September 30, 2009
The Cavalier women's soccer team was the latest victim of the red hot play of Virginia Tech, as the Hokies topped Virginia, 2-1, Wednesday night at Klockner Stadium. Virginia falls to 6-3-2 on the season, 1-2 in the ACC.
Virginia Tech struck first Robin Chidester scored in the 39th minute to give the Hokies a 1-0 lead, which would be the count at halftime. Virginia Tech widened its lead in the second, as Julian Johnson scored to give the Hokies a 2-0 lead. The score remained that way until the 84th minute, when Lauren Alwine found the back of the net for the first Cavalier goal of the night. It marked her fifth goal of the season. Virginia got another chance in the game's final two minutes, but a shot by Alwine went just high over the cross bar.
Virginia Tech secured its sixth consecutive win and improved to 9-2 on the year, 3-0 in the ACC. The Cavaliers out-shot their arch rivals, 21-8, on the night, but still only managed to find the back of the net once.
This marks the third straight time that Virginia has fallen to its rivals. Last season, Virginia Tech took the regular season match up, 1-0, then ousted the Cavaliers from the ACC Tournament on penalty kicks.
Virginia will return to action on October 8th when the Cavs welcome Maryland to Klockner Stadium.